2023 Buzz Photo Contest

Garam Masala

Indian cooks jealously guard their garam masala recipe. It is a kitchen must-have, and recipes vary wildly. Some contain coriander and cumin, but Anita prefers a blend of aromatic spices, like those here, which adds a delicious heady finish to a myriad of dishes.


½ cup green cardamom pods
6 large cinnamon sticks
5 star anise pods
5 black cardamom pods
1 teaspoon whole cloves
4 whole mace flowers
1 whole nutmeg

Recipe directions: 

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Combine all the spices in a small bowl. Spread them on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes, until fragrant. Let cool and grind in a coffee grinder to a powder. Makes 1 cup.

To leave a comment, please log in or create an account with The Buzz Magazines, Disqus, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Or you may post as a guest.